The Keys of Light is a puzzle/adventure map for minecraft, boasting clever gameplay, stunning scenery, and most of all Cooperative Play! That's right, this is a fully cooperative map, so find your best friend and see if you can solve the riddles of the Temple!
Deep underground there lays a forgotten temple, said to hold the most expansive treasure. Many have tried to ferret out the wealth of the temple and steal it for themselves, but none have succeeded. You and your companion aim to infiltrate the temple itself and overcome the mysterious fortress.
But the journey will not be easy. The treasure is sealed off by an ancient lock, that can only be unlocked with 4 items. Each item itself is hidden away in one of 4 elemental shrines:
The shrine of Dirt and Clay:
- The item is rumored to be a vessel of unconquerable strength The shrine of Moss and Mist:
- The item is said to be a weapon of unmatched parallel The shrine of Stone and Air:
- The item is rumored to be a device of mysterious power The shrine of Smoke and Ash:
- The item is said to be a tool which will unlock the most glorious riches
In each shrine it is said that there are 4 pieces hidden, that when brought together, form a key of light that can unlock the shrine and unleash the item it holds inside of it. Join all 4 items together and you will unlock the sacred vault, and the treasure within.
Can you solve the secrets of the temple? Or will you and your companion be doomed to wander the corridors forever...
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Review by Pielonious
This was my first adventure map, ever. A friend introduced me to this aspect of Minecraft with this particular map and we tried it over his hamachi server. It. Was. Amazing. The storyline was a tiny bit bland, yes, but the map is beautifully made. It's gorgeous and you can't help but appreciate all the work that went into making it look gorgeous. And then the puzzles. People who like puzzles, rejoice, for this is a map that you will love. You're forced to work with someone else and that kind of seamless teamwork is a wonderful thing. The puzzles aren't so hard that you're going to rage to death, but they certainly make you think. As a puzzle lover, I highly enjoyed working those puzzles. I don't get that kind of thrill of "yes! Figured it out!" from many puzzles anymore, but this map gave that to me, and for that, I thank you. It's been a challenge to find other maps like this one that are done as well as this one. Thank you for making a wonderful map!
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This map is made for 2 players, no more and no less. No mods that alter gameplay are allowed. You may play with them if you feel it will make it more fun, but I hold no responsibility for the puzzles to function or be challenging once you install mods.
There are 4 shrines, each with 4 chests that you must locate. Each chest holds a piece of glowstone dust. Once you find all 4 pieces of glowstone dust (solving puzzles along the way) craft them into a piece of glowstone; your Key of Light. Insert the key into the shrine entrance to unlock the item it protects. That Item will grant you new abilities which will allow you to enter the next part of the temple.
There is also a side quest, that is completely optional, but allows for an optional alternate ending. In each shrine area, there are an *additional* 2 chests hidden very well, and each chest contains a diamond. Collecting all 8 diamonds from all of the shrines will unlock the alternate ending.
Starting with the newest version, the zip file contains detailed hints for every single puzzle, ensuring that you can continue even if you get stuck!
Download the map HERE File includes installation information, as well as a readme and the map ^^. A version of the Painterly pack is also included, so props to its creator!
Thanks :biggrin.gif: I've been working really hard on the map design, I hope it all pays off ^^ And I'm sure you could find someone online who would want to play :smile.gif: Keep an eye out and we'll see if anybody else pops up in this thread with the same problem.
Alright update! So I discovered that the trick to make arrows activate pressure plates does not work in SMP D: So I had to redesign some of one of the shrines, but it was completed, leaving only one more shrine to build before the map is released ^^
I updated the first post with a more official picture, as well as new screenshots of some of the new areas, as well as a small teaser of the new and last shrine.
Alright, Just giving a small update on the progress of this map. Everything is coming together nicely, although the last shrine is proving larger than expected! I also went back through each shrine and hid some chests for a nice sidequest like thing. If you so choose, you can go searching for the chests, there are 2 in each shrine. In each chest there is a single diamond. If you manage to find all 8 diamonds, you will be able to (with the help of an additional diamond presented at the end of the game) be able to craft a diamond block that will grant you entry into the bonus treasure chamber!
Like I said, it's totally optional, as the chests are deviously hidden, but it acts as a type of sidequest for those who want to play the map over again, or for those who want a larger challenge :smile.gif:
Update! This map has reaches over 100 downloads! In celebration, as well as in keeping the map up to date, I have went through and updates many parts of the map to accommodate 1.1, as well as using various playthroughs to update parts of the map people might have found confusing, difficult, or bugged.
With that in mind, Temple of Light is updated for 1.1 and better than ever! Try it with your friends today!